the romance of the three kingdoms

Sun Shangxiang
A tom-boy and noblewoman, Lady Sun was an accomplished warrior and martial artist, who lived during the Three Kingdoms era of China. The daughter of the warlord Sun Jian, she had five brothers, the most notable being the two eldest, Sun Ce and Sun Quan, both of whom subsequently became warlords south of the Yangtze River. She received extensive martial arts training, and her maidservants all wielded weapons, which was strange for her time.Lady Sun married the warlord Liu Bei as his third wife, supposedly to secure an alliance with her brother Sun Quan. Though taking charge of his household and children from previous marriages, no children are recorded between her and Liu Bei. It is said that because she was an accomplished martial artist, and always surrounded by armed female retainers, Liu Bei was afraid of her. Often represented as a woman warrior of independent spirit, Lady Sun was known to be wise, tough and fierce in character. In The Romance of the Three Kingdoms she is depicted as having assisted her family in the Battle of Red Cliffs. Though the historical authenticity of this manuscript has been questioned, Lady Sun remains a prominent female figure in Chinese history.

A list of free otome games for iPhone=

Options to purchase in-game currency, other than that they’re free

My Candy Love
The Idol Dormitory
Shall We Date?: Blood in Roses+
Shall We Date?: THE NIFLHEIM+
Shall We Date?: Destiny Ninja+
Shall We Date?: Ninja Assassin+
Shall We Date?: Ninja Love+
Shall We Date?: Scarlet Fate+
Shall We Date?: WizardessHeart+
Shall We Date?: Angel or Devil+
Shall We Date?: Lost Island+
Shall We Date?: Mononoke Kiss+
Shall We Date?: Magic Sword+
Shall We Date?: My Fairy Tales+
Shall We Date?: MySweetPrince+
Royal Midnight Kiss
Office Lover
Sweet Scandal
Sweet Scandal Returns
My Sweet Proposal
Arabian Nights Love Story
My Romantic Three Kingdoms
Love Legend of Sengoku
Contract Marriage
Contract Marriage Plus
Arabian Nights~Desert Heat Love
Seven Hotties, All My Husbands
Bidding for Love
Starstruck Love
Once Upon a Fairy Tale
The Cinderella Contract
Midnight Cinderella
Mistress Contract
It’s our secret - happiness love romance
Animal Boyfriend
2/2 Lover - Angels and Demons
Love Academy
Love! Sushi Rangers
My Forged Wedding: PARTY
Be My Princess: PARTY
Sleepless Cinderella: PARTY
My Forbidden love

and my personal favourite, simply because of its ridiculous name:

Have affairs with 89 different men with karapet (???)

Those are all the free games I could find. There’s probably more…but I left out the visual novel ones that don’t have options and all you do is read the story as it goes on.

If you have any more to add, feel free!


Late fall 2014 I was going through a dark period and I read nearly 50k+ words of Merthur fic a day. So because someone asked (whybecauselogic) long ago, and because I appreciate these works so much for haven gotten me through that time, here’s my merthur rex. Most are novels! Happy FFWA, all you writers out there!

(gif is not mine found it on google but no link to original)

canon era:

stars above, stone below by destina

words: 46,843 | rating: explicit | genre: romance
summary: After the disastrous end of his betrothal to Gwen and the regret of his offer to Princess Mithian, Arthur swears off finding a wife until he’s ready to wed. When Merlin offers himself to Arthur as bedmate, Arthur suggests they hand-fast in secret for a single year of mutual pleasure without obligation. As their year together unfolds, and secrets and betrayals unravel around them, Arthur and Merlin learn there is no such thing as uncomplicated pleasure. Everything they thought they knew can change in the span of a single year.

para bellum by destina

words: 51,464  | rating: explicit | genre: romance/est relationship
summary: After Merlin goes missing, Arthur forges new alliances to repel a deadly threat to Camelot. Nothing will stop Arthur from finding Merlin, and nothing will stop Merlin from protecting Arthur – no matter the cost.

seven magpies by syllic

words: 33,448 | rating: explicit | genre: romance
summary: Arthur opened his eyes a minute later to the sight of seven magpies streaking across the top of the clearing, their shapes dark against the white clouds and the muted grey of the sky. He tried to remember what it was that seven magpies meant—he’d had a nurse who had sung the rhyme to him as a child—but couldn’t. Arthur wakes up somewhere he doesn’t recognise, but where he clearly belongs.

in want of a wife by syllic

words: 43,209 | rating: explicit | genre: romance
summary: uther intends marry off arthur, so arthur takes it as his chance at a bit of freedom before he is to be married.  (my summary not the authors)

the knights have a thousand eyes by stakeaclaim

words: 73,565 | rating: general | genre: friendship/romance
summary: In which Arthur is out of sorts. His manservant leaves a lot to be desired, Morgana is scary, Merlin’s ‘luck’ is becoming too noticeable, his knights need to learn some lessons, and they’re beginning to act very strangely. Arthur blames Merlin.

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Originally posted by bubble-wonho

- - characters: [y/n] x monsta x

- - genre: romance(?), drama(??), angst(???), au

- - word count: 1,748

- - summary: a frail young daughter of the King who wishes to see the outside world after being locked inside her room. bets on something that she might regret after meeting seven young princes of different kingdoms, each trying to capture the princess’ heart with their own charms.

- - a/n: i actually don’t know what i’m dong huhu lol anyways, this is an intro or something, so yeah. i hope you guys enjoy this very first fanfic of mine and i do not own the gif. 

- - masterlist

intro - part one - part two - part three - part four - part five -…..

You have always been the center of attention for your father. The mansion was filled with voices that you’ve once yearned to mingle with. However, due to your condition, you weren’t allowed to meet the people from the outside nor stepping on the carpet outside of your room. Locked in a secluded room that was filled with things that are usually in a bedroom, you had no one else but yourself.

Usually, in the morning, your personal nurse would do the usual check-up from time to time and you’d be left all alone without anything to enlighten you from the boredom that was creeping right at the corner. The morning rays would illuminate the whole room, giving emphasis on every single object there is. Every now and then, the only thing that would capture your interests was the unfamiliar faces at the field with their horses.

They had an elegant vibe to them and just from one glance, you already knew that they were royalty. Observing every action they’ve made had you green with envy, wishing that one day you’ll be able to see the world just like normal daughters could see. However, there was that one day in every year that your father would allow you go out of your room.

And it was during your birthday.

A grand ball was always held inside the mansion where you were able to meet different faces. It was euphoria. A blissful dream that allowed you to finally see the real world. Know a lot of things that you’ve never heard of. And every birthday of yours, there was always this young lad who’d always be there. Snatching the heats of different beauties from different classes. He was always the first person to dance with you, always the first person to approach you with a dazzling smile despite how much you’ve avoided him before the party could even start.

The sound of the large doors opening with a loud thud startled you. You snapped your head towards the other side, only to be greeted by your loving father. “How are you, my dear?” As usual, your father has always carried off an elegant and respectable aura. In just one look, he’d have people come over to his side. But despite being someone who’s got people looking up to him, you weren’t quite happy with his order of having you locked in the room.

It has always been the reason of you being so sickly, that you couldn’t even comprehend why you had to be locked in a room with a window to support you enough vitamin D. “Fantastic, shall I say,” you sarcastically remarked and looked away, back to the young lads racing through the vast fields. “[y/n], you know that I’m just doing this for your own good.”

“I know but can you just enlighten me, Father, on why should a sickly person stay at such lonesome room with no one to talk to? I, myself, am surprised that I still know how to speak.” You blabbered as you walked around your room. Your father has settled himself on your bed, sitting on the edge as his eyes followed your every movement.

Shouldn’t be a sickly person embrace all that Mother Nature’s got to offer to them? Shouldn’t they be outside, enjoying every single particle there is? “It is done in order to keep you away from all the diseases—“

“No, Father, it does not. It only builds up the chances of me getting sicker and sicker. Not only physically but also, mentally.” You barked but had control of your emotions. Taking a deep breath and sorting all your thoughts out, you choose wisely of your words in order to not displease His Majesty.

“I apologize if I’ve said such rude remarks, Father, but I am just stating some facts that I’ve read throughout the years of being stuck here in this room. Nothing will ever save me if I am kept longer in seclusion, Father. I need to go out and see the world in order for my body to become immune to the illnesses that I might get.”

His Majesty was in deep thought. Eyes dark as orbs that you could be able to see your own reflection from it. Never have you seen nor witness your father left speechless from anyone’s words. He was put in a trance by his own thoughts that it startled you when he looked up to meet your gaze. “I’ll let you out of this room for two weeks in order for you to prove all those things that you’ve just said to me.”

You knew right from the start that it was dangerous to make any bets or challenges with your father but this was your only chance to be able to finally see what the world looks like after being locked in for almost half of your miserable life. “However,” this has caught your attention. There was always a condition after a good announcement. “If you are unable to prove me wrong, I would have to double the security in this room. And you wouldn’t be able to interact with other people for the next months.”

Neither of you broke the eye contact. “Alright, then. When do I get to leave this stuffy room of mine?” you query with your hopes slowly rising deep inside your heart.

“You’ll be given permission to leave this room on your birthday. You can have the whole day for yourself but you need to be at the party before the sun sets at the West.” And that was it. Your father left the room without any more words. Glancing at the calendar placed on top of the vanity, your birthday was only a few days away.

Feeling the burning passion inside of you, you couldn’t help but smirk at the slightly opened door and mutter, “I’m going to prove you wrong, Father, and I’ll be out of this room whether you like it or not.”

Days slowly passed and you’ve already jotted down on your journal the things you were going to do. Your footsteps have gotten a little bounce into it, enthusiasm slowly seeping throughout your body. Even your nurse have noticed it.

You were in the middle of writing in your journal when your father came in with seven young lads trailing behind him. All of them had some title hanging around their necks, and you already knew who they were. They were the sons of the Kings your father has gotten an alliance with. Glancing up from the cream paper of your journal, you met the gaze of your father, who was patiently waiting for you to notice his mighty presence.

“Good afternoon, Father. What brings you here to this room of mine?” you asked upon standing up from your own seat. You step away from your seat and approached them with grace. “Dear, I would like you to meet these young men who’d be with you during the two weeks of your small adventure.” His Majesty flashed you a gentle smile as you just stared at him in disbelief.

“This was not in our negotiation, Father.” you gnashed your teeth and could feel your blood pressure rising up. Taking deep breaths here and there, you decided to avoid your father’s gaze. “My, my, deary, with these young lads you’ll learn a lot of things rather than being on your own.”

His Majesty did have a point. How could you just go off on your own without background knowledge what the real world looks like? Heaving a sigh, you look up to your father and questioned, “Who might these young princes be?” Taken aback on how easy you got their titles right, your father glanced towards the boys and gave them a nod.

Each one of them stepped forward and did a bow. Your eyes roamed and observed each and one of them was awfully beautiful for a lad. The on the right, who seemed to be the eldest, introduced himself first then was followed by the other six. You didn’t have any trouble in memorizing their names. 

“It’s a pleasure to meet each and every one of you. I hope you guys enjoy your stay here at the mansion but… I don’t think that I could spend the whole two weeks with everyone though.” 

You sheepishly shook their hands and transferred your gaze to your father, you only flashed you a smile before patting the shoulders of the eldest. “I’ll leave everything to you, Hyunwoo. I’ll be going now since your Fathers and I have some important issues to take care.” 

Before you could even protest, your father has left the room, leaving you alone with the seven boys right in front of you. It was utterly awkward for you as you’ve never really been alone with another guy before, except for your father. 

“Well, princess, who do you want to spend your first day of adventure with?” Hyungwon, the Prince from the North, asked with such grace that even his gaze was breathtakingly beautiful. You could feel your cheeks heat up at such intent gaze yet you didn’t think twice but to keep your gaze at him, showing no signs of you losing to this staring contest.

The question has replayed over and over your ears that you couldn’t help but bring yourself into a trance with your own thoughts. Who would you want to go with on that special day? You never really thought about it due to the fact that you assumed you were alone with your own grand adventure.

“I really do not know who to choose from the seven of you, but, if you can persuade me with words, then I can pick someone right on the spot, making him the very first person to spend day one with me.”

Having those words come out of your mouth was something that you might’ve regret. The spark of competitiveness and amusement was present in their eyes as they looked and gave each other a knowing smile as if they’ve known each other for how long God knows.

“I hope you’re ready, princess, because neither one of us going to go easy on each other when it comes to this.” The Prince of the South, Minhyuk, warned before gesturing Hyunwoo, the Prince of the East, to start. 

And that was when you knew something was gonna blossom into something that you’ve never ever had experience before.


Sanguo Rants Episode 3: The Peach Boys

Just between you and me, most of this episode is the show introducing us to minor characters.

MTG: Portal Three Kingdoms Pickup!

What a uh, very unusual mail day! Never thought i’d see these drop through the door slot anytime soon.

Gosh, for an old set, these still look amazingly crisp.

Now….the decision. Should I crack for funsies on stream, or just sell them?

For those not in the loop, these are sealed booster packs of Portal: 3 Kingdoms, an extremely limited set that takes place during the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. While packs are normally expensive as sin, I picked these up at a deal for being foreign (I don’t know what language this is please help!), so now i’m just debating on what to do here. If I do decide to open all three of these, ill be passing up on that repack option I was thinking of.

Asking @island-delver-go, @imperialseal, @zoe-of-the-veil, @gryffns-nest, anybody who’d be willing to give me a suggestion on what do here.

The list of Korean Sageuks

Q. If you don’t mind me asking, can you recommend some good sageuks?

Well, I don’t know what kind of Korean historical drama/movie you would like. (Trendy? Traditional? Political? Romantic? Timeslip?) So, I made the following list of Korean Sageuks (mostly since 2000~) in chronological order. You can pick up anything you want. :)

★ = Good for beginners (You don’t have to know much about Korean history in advance)
◯ = Daebak (popular in South Korea. More than 30% viewership ratings on TV, or over 7 million tickets at the box office.)
◉ = Hallyu hit (popular in foreign countries)
↗ = Timeslip genre
♡ = Romance-centric, or Erotic
◀ = My favorites

Title in Bold + Italic  = My recommendation

■ Three Kingdom period 삼국시대 三國時代  (37 BC - 668 AD)

* Goguryeo 고구려 高句麗  (37 BC – 668 AD)

  • 2006 MBC  Jumong / Prince of the Legend 주몽 朱蒙 (BC 58~ BC 19) ★◯◉
  • 2008 KBS  The Land of the Winds 바람의 나라 (AD 4~44)
  • 2009 SBS  Princess Ja-Myung / Ja Myung Go 왕녀 자명고 自鳴鼓 (?~32) ♡
  • 2007 MBC The Legend / The Story of the First King’s Four Gods 태왕사신기 太王四神記 (374~412) ★◯◉
  • 2011 KBS  Gwanggaeto, The Great Conqueror 광개토태왕 廣開土太王 (374~412)
  • 2013 KBS  The Blade and Petal 칼과 꽃 (618~642)
  • 2006 SBS  Yeon Gaesomun 연개소문 淵蓋蘇文 (603~666)

* Kaya 가야 伽倻 (42–562)

  • 2010 MBC  Kim Su-Ro, The Iron King 철의 제왕 김수로 金首露 (42~199)

* Baekje 백제 百濟 (18 BC – 660 AD)

  • 2010 KBS  The King of Legend 근초고왕 近肖古王 (285~375)
  • 2013 MBC  King’s Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang 제왕의 딸 수백향 (501~523)
  • 2005 SBS  Song of the Prince / The Ballad of Seodong 서동요 薯童謠 (580~641)  ★◯♡◀
  • 2011 MBC  Gye-Baek 계백 階伯 (?~660)

* Silla 신라 新羅 (57 BC – 935 AD)

  • 2016 KBS  Hwarang : The Poet Warrior Youth 화랑 花郞 (526~576)  ★♡
  • 2010 MBC  Queen Seondeok 선덕여왕 善德女王 (576~647) ★◯◉♡◀
  • 2012 KBS  King’s Dream 대왕의 꿈 (604~661)

* Unification of Three Kingdoms 삼국 통일 (660~668)

  • 1992 KBS  The Tales of Three Kingdoms 삼국기 三國記 (576~668)
  • 2011 MBC  Gye-Baek 계백 階伯 (607~660)
  • 2012 KBS  King’s Dream 대왕의 꿈 (604~661)
  • 2003 Movie  Once Upon a Time in a Battlefield 황산벌 荒山伐 (660)
  • 2011 Movie  Battlefield Heroes 평양성 平壤城 (668)

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sean-gaffney  asked:

If you had to cast the Sailor Moon cast in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, who would play what role?

This is a tough question, but I am up to the challenge! The difficulty here is that there are no complete direct parallels between the world of the Three Kingdoms in ~220 A.D. China, and a 1990s magical girl anime. All of the main characters of The Three Kingdoms are men, and all of the main characters of Sailor Moon are girls. So, we have that going on. Because the characters of Three Kingdoms were split between at least three different factions at a time, you’re also going to have senshi on opposing sides here. I’ve matched the girls up to their Three Kingdoms counterparts based purely on my interpretation of personality traits.

No one gets to be Lu Bu or Zhuge Liang or Guan Yu. These figures are simply so far beyond everyone else in the story that to include them would be out of line with the anime where, while Usagi is undoubtedly the most powerful of the senshi, she still needs the others. Anyway, the rest of this gets pretty long, so read on after the cut!

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